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Economic development and converging household carbon footprints in China
Mi, Zhifu1; Zheng, Jiali1,2,3; Meng, Jing1; Ou, Jiamin4; Hubacek, Klaus5,6,7; Liu, Zhu8; Coffman, D'Maris1; Stern, Nicholas9; Liang, Sai10; Wei, Yi-Ming11,12,13
2020-03-30
Source PublicationNATURE SUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2398-9629
Pages12
AbstractThere are substantial differences in carbon footprints across households. This study applied an environmentally extended multiregional input-output approach to estimate household carbon footprints for 12 different income groups of China's 30 regions. Subsequently, carbon footprint Gini coefficients were calculated to measure carbon inequality for households across provinces. We found that the top 5% of income earners were responsible for 17% of the national household carbon footprint in 2012, while the bottom half of income earners caused only 25%. Carbon inequality declined with economic growth in China across space and time in two ways: first, carbon footprints showed greater convergence in the wealthier coastal regions than in the poorer inland regions; second, China's national carbon footprint Gini coefficients declined from 0.44 in 2007 to 0.37 in 2012. We argue that economic growth not only increases income levels but also contributes to an overall reduction in carbon inequality in China. Carbon use often tracks economic development. This study finds the top 5% of Chinese households by income have 17% of the nation's carbon 'footprint' in 2012 but that such inequality declined with China's economic growth.
DOI10.1038/s41893-020-0504-y
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Key R&D Program of China[2016YFA0602603] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[71521002] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[71642004] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[71874014] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[71761137001]
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000522381500003
PublisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.amss.ac.cn/handle/2S8OKBNM/50986
Collection中国科学院数学与系统科学研究院
Corresponding AuthorMi, Zhifu; Meng, Jing; Wei, Yi-Ming
Affiliation1.UCL, Bartlett Sch Construct & Project Management, London, England
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Acad Math & Syst Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Sch Econ & Management, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.Univ East Anglia, Water Secur Res Ctr, Sch Int Dev, Norwich, Norfolk, England
5.Univ Groningen, ESRIG, CIREES, Groningen, Netherlands
6.Int Inst Appl Syst Anal, Laxenburg, Austria
7.Masaryk Univ, Dept Environm Studies, Brno, Czech Republic
8.Tsinghua Univ, Dept Earth Syst Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
9.London Sch Econ, Grantham Res Inst Climate Change & Environm, London, England
10.Beijing Normal Univ, Sch Environm, State Key Joint Lab Environm Simulat & Pollut Con, Beijing, Peoples R China
11.Beijing Inst Technol, Ctr Energy & Environm Policy Res, Beijing, Peoples R China
12.Beijing Inst Technol, Sch Management & Econ, Beijing, Peoples R China
13.Beijing Key Lab Energy Econ & Environm Management, Beijing, Peoples R China
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Mi, Zhifu,Zheng, Jiali,Meng, Jing,et al. Economic development and converging household carbon footprints in China[J]. NATURE SUSTAINABILITY,2020:12.
APA Mi, Zhifu.,Zheng, Jiali.,Meng, Jing.,Ou, Jiamin.,Hubacek, Klaus.,...&Wei, Yi-Ming.(2020).Economic development and converging household carbon footprints in China.NATURE SUSTAINABILITY,12.
MLA Mi, Zhifu,et al."Economic development and converging household carbon footprints in China".NATURE SUSTAINABILITY (2020):12.
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